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they had locked down long ago. we're very confident that it can actually be a part of our ele electoral coalition. >> if pennsylvania was so important, why not make it a state that he made a play for throughout the campaign? >> you have to go when it matters. i think in the last few weeks, we've seen pennsylvania -- the polls there tighten. and it became a tremendous opportunity. i think it's going to be part of 270 and beyond if we continue to do what we've been doing this last few weeks, which is getting out the message that the governor has a better course for america when it comes to fixing the kpi and putting the country back on track and i think that it's going to be really important part of our efforts to turn out many swing voters in those key areas around that state so that we can win it tonight. >> and republicans, no doubt, are energized this electorate. if you look at the battleground states in the early vote, the democrats are ahead in terms of the early vote, except in the state of colorado, where the republicans appear to be ahead there. is that a problem for governor rom
in this battleground state, a million people either call themselves catholic or eveng el angelical. this is key especially when you're talking about a state like iowa, which folks here describe to me as split right down the middle or a purple state. in the heart of des moines, evangelical christians flock to grace church to talk faith, family and the presidential election. >> honestly, what it all boils down to is what does the bible say and which candidate is going to follow the closest? >> for bob and rachel bradshah, that candidate is mitt romney. >> i don't know how voters loik mine the president could be for abortion the way he is, and support same-sex marriage. it's hard for me to -- somebody that claims to be a christian, you know, make statements to support things like that. >> it can't be an easy choice to make either way. >> reporter: wrestling with their votes. >> my religious beliefs, if anything it's probably going to end up being mitt romney. >> 57% of voters in the republican iowa caucuses identify themselves as evangelicals, supported rick santorum over mitt romney, many uneasy
, lady lynn is chief executive of the holding company, el rothschild, a democratic strategist and douglas is president of the american action forum and former director of the congressional budget office. i guess that means you know how to crunch numbers. lot of number crunching going on last night. but in the end, maybe you didn't really need to crunch them so much, douglas, because obama won pretty easily. >> it is one of the remarkable things that the end, the race looked like it looked a year ago, despite all the campaigning and money spent, that the polls going in were reflective of what came out. the only thing that happened was that for a month in between, there were hopes raised on the republican side because the momentum that appeared to gather hyped mitt romney. in the end, i think the president gets credit for a tremendous tactical victory. this was really a ground game in turning his voters out to the polls. it doesn't look like an whoever whelming governing mandate. >> gretchen: how does a republican, many people are going to ask -- lose against a man who has high gas prices,
the fiscal cliff. here's a brief el strags of what we're talking about. the way things stand now an across the board spending cut is scheduled to hit every federal agency after december 31st. if congress does nothing before then, the cuts take effect no matter how badly the spending is needed. no matter how much it hurts, no matter who loses his or her job. at the same time everyone in the country gets hit with an across the board tax increase after the first of the year. you'll be paying more to the federal government no matter how much it hurts unless congress figures out how to stop it before december 31st. let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent dana bash. dana, this is big-time. this is a crucial issue that they have to resolve over the next, what, november and december. >> exactly. and the leader in the house and the leader in the senate wasted no time to come out and try to lay down markers. if you listen to the tone of both harry reid and house speaker john boehner each trying to sound as conciliatory and open to compromise as they can. watch what i'm talking about. >
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